How long should stitches stay in after eyelid surgery?
Your stitches may dissolve on their own. Or your doctor may remove them 3 to 5 days after surgery. Your eyelid may be swollen and bruised for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. The appearance of your eye may continue to get better for 1 to 3 months.
How long do eye stitches take to heal?
The time it takes for dissolvable or absorbable stitches to disappear can vary. Most types should start to dissolve or fall out within a week or two, although it may be a few weeks before they disappear completely. Some may last for several months.
How long does upper eyelid surgery take to heal?
Prepare for your recovery time
Most people get back to their normal activities in about 10-14 days after eyelid surgery, but you should be prepared to take time off to let your eyelids heal. A good way to speed your recovery is to cover your primary responsibilities ahead of time.
What kind of stitches are used for upper blepharoplasty?
For an upper lid blepharoplasty, skin sutures with 6-0 prolene imbricating levator or pretarsal tissue is preferred.
Can you watch TV after eyelid surgery?
Try to avoid reading, watching TV, or checking your email the week following your blepharoplasty. Instead, give your eyes a chance to rest. Avoid any other activities that can cause your eyes to dry up, too.
When can I wash my hair after blepharoplasty?
This is usually 5 days after surgery. You may gently wash below your eyes with wipes or a soft washcloth. You can use dry shampoo for your hair. Once you can take full showers, you can wash your eyelids and shampoo your hair with mild products, such as baby shampoo.
Do stitches bleed when removed?
You may feel slight pressure during this, but removing stitches is rarely painful. Don’t pull the knot through your skin. This could be painful and cause bleeding.
How long does it take for stitches to dissolve after eye muscle surgery?
The (mauve) muscle stitch normally takes one to two months to dissolve. Remember, no swimming for at least three weeks after an eye operation, to reduce the risk of infection.
Does upper eyelid surgery make you look younger?
An eyelid lift can produce significant results by tightening the skin around the eyes, removing wrinkles or puffiness, and providing a younger appearance.
Is it worth getting eyelid surgery?
The surgery is worth it for people who want to look younger and better rested in and around the eyes. The results are subtle but dramatic, and recovery is minor with little pain reported.
How can I speed up my recovery after blepharoplasty?
Here are a few recovery tips:
- Have an ice pack and small gauze pads ready and waiting for you at home to help reduce any swelling and discomfort.
- Get pain medication ahead of time, which can be over-the-counter or prescribed by your doctor.
- Eye drops are essential and your doctor will advise you on the best type.